the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer.
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British Dictionary definitions for brake horsepower
the rate at which an engine does work, expressed in horsepower. It is measured by the resistance of an applied brakeAbbreviation: bhp
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